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Adult Social Care and Health Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019
Time:
4.00pm
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central library, Church Road, Stockton, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Evaline Cunningham(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Kevin Faulks, Cllr John Gardner, Cllr Lynn Hall, Cllr Mohammed Javed, Cllr Norma Stephenson OBE (Sub for Cllr Lauriane Povey), Cllr Mrs Sylvia Walmsley, Cllr Barry Woodhouse
Officers:
Jane Edmends, (EDGS), Emma Champley (AH), Kerry Anderson, John Boyd (FBS), Peter Mennear, Marianne Sleeman (DCE)

In Attendance:
Cllr Jim Beall (Cabinet Member)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Lisa Grainge, Cllr John Gardner, Cllr Lauriane Povey, Cllr Nigel Cooke (Cabinet Member), Ann Workman
Item Description Decision
Public
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67/18
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
 
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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
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MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD 2ND OCTOBER, 16TH OCTOBER, 6TH NOVEMBER
AGREED

The Minutes of the meetings held on 2nd October, 16th October and 6th November 2018 were confirmed and as a correct record with amendments to correct attendance details.
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SCRUTINY REVIEW OF TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION FOR HOMELESS HOUSEHOLDS
AGREED:

That the Scrutiny Review of Temporary Accommodation for Homeless Households final report be approved and submitted to Cabinet on 14th February 2019.
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71/18
QUARTERLY CARE QUALITY INSPECTION REPORT UPDATE
AGREED:

a) That the information be noted;
b) The information requested be provided to the Committee.
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72/18
COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED:

That the Work Programme be noted.

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CHAIR'S UPDATE
 
4pm - 5.20pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
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The Evacuation Procedure was noted.
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Cllr Evaline Cunningham declared a non-prejudicial interest regarding item 5, Quarterly Care Quality Inspection Report Update as her husband was a Member of Parliament was mentioned during the discussion.
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69/18
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 2nd October, 16th October and 6th November 2018.
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Consideration was given to the Scrutiny Review of Temporary Accommodation for Homeless Households draft final report and recommendations.

Issues discussed were as follows:

• The impact of ‘Half Way' House closures in other Boroughs on Bridge House in Stockton. It was confirmed that access to accommodation services for Stockton residents at Bridge House was not affected as this was 100% commissioned by the Council and all referrals were managed by Housing Services.

• Members were reminded that any issues they felt were not covered during the time-limited review could be future items for review and considered as part of work programme setting in 2019-20.

Cllr Beall thanked the Scrutiny Committee for the work carried out on Temporary Accommodation for Homeless Households; it was a short term review and intensive.
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Members were presented with an overview of the Quarterly Care Quality Inspection Report Update. The key issues for the service were highlighted together with emerging issues as follows:

• The Local Authority would not be able to intervene to secure improvement in non-commissioned providers based in the Borough, unless there were safeguarding issues. Checks were not carried out but non-commissioned providers should inform the Local Authority of any issues in this regard.

• Discussions took place around how often inspections were carried out once a Care Home had been given a rating of inadequate. Members were informed timescales would vary by the CQC depending on what the circumstances were.

• Albeit some CQC reports were not published until some months after the initial inspection, Members were assured work would take place with any Care Home that required actions prior to the publication of the report.

• Members discussed the capacity for recruiting quality management within the Care Home organisations. It was suggested that further intelligence was gathered around staffing levels within Care Homes after Brexit.


Members would be provided with details of the Local Authority's ‘Well Led Programme' which runs for managers. SBC worked with the NHS Leaders Academy to drive improvements in the management of homes. The Authority have funded free training for Care Home Providers to improve leadership development. Members requested a list of Care Homes who have engaged with the training offered, and details regarding the level of pay for care home managers.
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Consideration was given to the Adult Services and Health Select Committee Work Programme 2018-2019.

The Committee meeting on 5 March was rearranged to 12 March.
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The Chair had nothing further to report

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